Combining suspense with some literary panache is Matthew Pearl’s “The Last Bookaneer “ which takes us into the world of 19th century literary piracy. Publishers would hire “bookaneers” to purloin manuscripts so they could sell unauthorized editions. In this tale, a team sets out for the South Pacific to procure a text of Robert Louis Stevenson’s final novel.
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson